9/11 First Responder Hits $5 Million Lottery Jackpot

9/11 First Responder Hits $5 Million Lottery Jackpot

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A New York City firefighter who responded to the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 terror attacks – then had to retire because of the resulting health problems – just hit the jackpot.

Carmelo Mercado, a firefighter from Queens picked up his $5 million dollar prize on Thursday saying, “Talk about Jackie Gleason: Hamana-hamana-hamana that’s a lot of money,” he said. “Beautiful!”

(WATCH the video below or READ the story from NBC-NY)

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